The writer took to Twitter to announce that the film, which centres around Wolverhampton teen Johanna Morrigan as she moves to London to pursue a career in the music industry, has found its lead in the “astonishing” Feldstein.
“Can FINALLY talk about this,” she wrote. “Oh, the first scene is a DOOZY. And Beanie is just… astonishing. The world is going to EXPLODE with love for her.”
Can FINALLY talk about this – what we've been working on for the last two years. SCREAMINGLY excited. Oh, the first scene is a DOOZY. And Beanie is just … astonishing. The world is going to EXPLODE with love for her. https://t.co/OTfflGazv5
Moran has penned a script for the movie, which will begin filming in July with The Killing director Coky Giedroyc at the helm.
Feldstein, who played Saoirse Ronan’s best friend in Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-nominated coming-of-age tale Lady Bird, praised Moran on Twitter following the announcement: “@CaitlinMoran, thank you for creating the girl I get to build. You’re astonishing.”
The women making this movie are the most warm, bright, powerful, passionate women ever to exist. I've never been more honored than to join them on this journey to Wolverhampton, England. @caitlinmoran, thank you for creating the girl I get to build. You're astonishing. https://t.co/Spt3vBClnQ